Normalcy has returned to the University of Lagos (UNILAG), after a protest by the students of the institution, over the electrocution of a female student.
The protest led by the students union, paralysed academic and administrative activities on campus, forcing the Vice Chancellor, Prof Rahamon Bello, to address the angry students.
On Tuesday, a 300 level Accounting female student, Oluchi Anekwe, was electrocuted in front of one of the female hostels. The students union President, Abiodun Martins said she was a first class student.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Prof Duro Oni, said: ‘’Unilag is not shut. We are in our offices and have attended various meetings. Lectures are ongoing and the campus is peaceful.’’
A lecturer at the Political Science Department who declined to be named confirmed students’ protest but reiterated that: “The university was never shut and that calm has returned to the institution.
Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Dr. Laja Odukoya, said the information that the university was shut because of the protest was false and that his members have been lecturing the students.